Halifax man fined after he ‘bricked’ wrong house

Calderdale Magistrates Court
Calderdale Magistrates Court

A Halifax man pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage after throwing a brick through the window of the “wrong house”, a court heard.

Calderdale Magistrates’ Court last week heard that Raymond Hammond threw the brick through the window of a house on Rockville Terrace, Halifax, at 2am on August 27 after he had been drinking.

Paul Ramsay, prosecuting, said the incident appeared to be in retaliation after a dispute between a family member of Hammond, 40, and another person.

But he targeted the wrong property.

Mr Ramsay said the police were called and Hammond was still outside the address when they arrived.

“Mr Hammond was asked when interviewed if he would have done it if he was not in drink. He said ‘probably not’.”

Hammond, who admitted the offence at the first opportunity and was not represented in court, received a £50 fine and was ordered to pay £100 compensation.

He received a further £50 fine in relation to an outstanding community order for theft.